Freeform Crochet with Susan Swarthout
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Description: Freeform crochet is a seemingly random combination of crochet stitches worked to make a piece that is not constrained by patterns, colors, stitches or other limitations. Scrap yarn or yarn leftover from projects can be made into scrumbles or patches that can later be joined together. Yarns of different weights, colors and fiber are often used together.
Expand your creativity in this class which introduces the freeform crochet technique. Participants must know the basic stitched from crochet – single and double crochet. They will learn a variety of additional stitched in crochet to augment their freeform works. Participants will leave with their own first crumble that they can make into a pouch or headband or add to later to make a larger piece.
Tuition: $55 + $10 materials fee
Materials: All materials will be provided.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
About the Artist
Susan Swarthout is a fiber and multi-media artist. Her works have been displayed at exhibitions in the Spinning Plate gallery, at Seton Hall University, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, and in the Fiber Forward exhibition at the Knit and Crochet Festival in Pittsburgh. Ms. Swarthout is a teaching artist, whose teaching experience with young people and adults includes ProjectArt, Propel Schools, Contemporary Craft, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Center for Creative ReUse, and the Cultural Trust of Pittsburgh. In 2015 she served as the Education Coordinator for the ReNew Festival, a celebration of art from recycled materials sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. President of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh from 2014-16, Ms. Swarthout is now the Community Outreach Chair for the Guild.